The Roku Channel will debut a new original eight-part docuseries about the U.S. war on drugs, The Fix, on January 21.
Narrated by Samuel L. Jackson, the series examines the issues that have driven so many to lives to addiction, as well as the costs of the drug war in America, which has been criticized as a driver of increased violence and suffering due to the fact that harsher sentencing has incarcerated record numbers of people, yet has had no impact on addiction rates. The show, based on Johann Hari’s best-selling book Chasing the Scream: The First and Last Days of the War on Drugs, seeks to find out if there’s a better way.
The Fix is directed by Jeremiah Zagar along with Nathan Caswell, Cassidy Gearhart and Josh Banville. It was produced by Public Record, Jeff Hays Films and Story Syndicate. Executive producers are Zagar, Johann Hari, Jeff Hays, Jeremy Yaches, Dan Cogan, Jon Bardin, Liz Garbus and Geralyn White Dreyfous.
“We strive to deliver bold storytelling that both entertains and informs our audience. Roku Original docuseries like The Fix do just that by peeling back the curtain and teaching viewers something new about the most relevant cultural topics. We look forward to bringing the eye-opening stories in The Fix to audiences this January,” said Brian Tannenbaum, Roku’s head of alternative originals, in a news release.
The Fix is the latest Roku Original docuseries, following titles such as Slugfest, Ten Weeks and What Happens in Hollywood.
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